School-Based Mentoring involves volunteers offering children individualized time and attention on a consistent basis, with the venue being the child's school rather than the community. School Districts that you can volunteer at include: Abbotsford, Athens, D.C. Everest, Marathon, Merrill, Mosinee, and Wausau. Volunteers and children meet regularly during the school year - typically each week, utilizing the resources available within the school: computer labs, the library, the gym, a classroom, or the schoolyard.
Whether they play board games or read the newspaper together, their relationship promotes a positive school experience for the child: good attendance, positive peer and adult relationships, a positive attitude, and academic enrichment. As the friendship evolves over time, volunteers and children discover ways to make school and learning fun. When matches continue from one school year to the next, volunteers experience the satisfaction of watching their Littles achieve success in school. During the summer hiatus, matches may exchange letters, email messages, or phone calls, or attend an agency-sponsored event.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin
227400 Rib Mountain Dr. Suite G, Wausau, WI 54401, US
To accomplish our vision, Big Brothers Big Sisters will: *Match children from primarily (but not exclusively) single-parent families with safe, responsible volunteer mentors. *Support and follow-up regularly these one-to-one relationships. *Develop personal commitment among board, mentors and staff. *Generate joyful enthusiasm among all concerned. *Create a sense of community within Big Brothers Big Sisters. *Educate the community about the role of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
For children that struggle socially, emotionally educationaly or behavioraly, Big Brothers Big Sisters will provide mentors who will foster positive experiences, build self-esteem and confidence, challenge individual growth and provide a sense of belonging. As a result, children's lives will be enhanced and their families will be strengthened.
227400 Rib Mountain DriveSuite GWausau, WI 54401
September 21, 2021
- Relationship Building
- Youth Services
- Child Development
- People Skills
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 30-45 minutes per week throughout one full school year